TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — With Kansas enmeshed in education funding lawsuits for nearly two decades, a skeptical state Supreme Court on Tuesday questioned whether recent changes make the distribution of dollars fairer to poor public schools.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Zero-tolerance policies are ineffective in combating bullying, an independent government advisory group says in urging schools to take a more preventative approach that includes teaching tolerance to address this "serious public health problem."
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who killed 12 people in a Colorado movie theater was so determined that no security measures could have stopped him, an attorney for the cinema chain said Tuesday during the start of a civil trial over whether the company should have foreseen the 2012 attack.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the case against Abu Khatallah, the man charged in the 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to court documents filed Tuesday.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — More than a year after a judge ordered Texas to divulge the source of its execution drugs, the information has not been released, legislators passed a state law protecting the prison agency from doing so, and the lengthy appeal that has allowed the provider to remain secret will finally be heard.
U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton in Newark ruled in favor of several media organizations that sought the list, saying the public interest in seeing names linked to "Bridgegate" outweighed the privacy interests of those named. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman had opposed the release, citing the potential harm to reputations and privacy, and saying the co-conspirator designation "will become relevant, if at all" only at trial. A spokesman for Fishman declined to comment.
NEW YORK (AP) — During his campaign to become New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio held himself out as a champion of the average New Yorker who would diminish the clout of big business interests at City Hall.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are making their biggest gain in a month Tuesday after the Chinese government moved to stimulate its economy. Companies that make chemicals and machinery climbed as investors hoped demand for their products will rise. The price of oil also jumped, which sent energy companies higher.